Pretty Little Liars

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For the television series, see Pretty Little Liars (TV series).
Pretty Little Liars
The original cover of the first book in the series, Pretty Little Liars.png
Author Sara Shepard
Country United States
Language English
Genre Young Adult
Publisher PENDANT
Published October 2006 – December 2014
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
No. of books 18

Pretty Little Liars is a series of young-adult novels by author Sara Shepard, beginning with 2006's initial novel of the same name. The series follows the lives of four girls – Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin, Aria Montgomery, and Emily Fields.

The novels have appeared on the The New York Times Best Seller list.[1][2][3] A television series adaptation loosely based on the novels debuted on June 8, 2010 on ABC Family. The franchise has been licensed by's Kindle Worlds range of non-canon ebooks.[4]


The series is loosely divided into four arcs, chronicling the introduction and reveal of each "A". The series follows the lives of four teenage girls, nicknamed the Pretty Little Liars or simply the Liars, whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their friend Alison DiLaurentis. 3 years after her disappearance, the girls begin receiving anonymous messages from an anonymous source, "A," who threatens to expose their secrets, including long-hidden ones they thought only Alison knew. Shortly after the messages begin, Alison's body is discovered. The books progress with the four girls trying to figure out the identity of "A".


  • Emily Fields
  • Spencer Hastings
  • Hanna Marin
  • Aria Montgomery
  • Alison DiLaurentis
  • Noel Kahn
  • Mike Montgomery
  • Kirsten Cullen
  • Lucas Beattie
  • Toby Cavanaugh
  • Naomi Zeigler
  • Riley Wolfe
  • Wren Kim
  • Courtney DiLaurentis
  • Jason DiLaurentis
  • A
  • Tabitha Clarke
  • Iris Taylor
  • Nick Maxwell
  • Kate Randall
  • Isabell Randall
  • Tom Marin
  • Jenna Cavanaugh
  • Melissa Hastings
  • Mona Vanderwaal
  • Ella Montgomery
  • Byron Montgomery
  • Ashley Marin
  • Ian Thomas
  • Meredith Gates
  • Andrew Campbell
  • Ezra Fitz
  • Kathleen Fields
  • Ryan Fields
  • Carolyn Fields
  • Darren Wilden
  • Jessica DiLaurentis
  • Maya St. Germain
  • Veronica Hastings
  • Nicholas Pennythistle
  • Amelia Pennythistle
  • Peter Hastings
  • Sean Ackard
  • James Freed
  • Mason Byers


First arc[edit]

Second arc[edit]

Third arc[edit]

Fourth Arc[edit]

Companion novels[edit]


  1. ^ "Children's Series Best Sellers". The New York Times. June 22, 2008. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Children's Series Best Sellers". The New York Times. July 26, 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Children's Series Best Sellers". The New York Times. February 5, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kindle Worlds: Pretty Little Liars". Retrieved 2014-08-23. 

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